Buzz to Buzzkill
How Alcohol and Dopamine Hack Your Brain
By Annie Grace
Bestselling author and leading voice in the sober curious movement Annie Grace explains the dangerous effects of alcohol through whimsical storytelling in this illustrated book for kids aged 10–14.
Published by This Naked Mind Publications and produced by Wonderwell
Release Date: August 29, 2022
Available in paperback and ebook
All the things bestselling author Annie Grace wishes she’d known before her first drink
Let’s be honest. Parents probably know more about how bad soda can be for their kids, or the side effects of antibiotics, than they do about how alcohol affects them. Here’s a chance for kids to learn more than their parents! Armed with evidence, kids get to decide how they feel—and the choices they want to make. There are no rules, just facts (not boring!) and brain science: all the things Annie Grace wishes she’d known before her first drink.
With whimsical storytelling and illustrations, Buzz to Buzzkill: How Alcohol and Dopamine Hack Your Brain explains basic facts so that kids can understand what happens to their brain when they drink. Like The Care and Keeping of You or The No More Bullying Book for Kids, Buzz to Buzzkill empowers kids to learn about this sensitive topic on their own terms.
Annie Grace is the author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life and The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control. She grew up outside Aspen, Colorado, in a one-room log cabin without running water or electricity. Having discovered a passion for marketing, Annie Grace earned a Masters of Science (Marketing) and dove into corporate life. As the youngest vice president in a multinational company at the age of 26, her drinking career began in earnest. At 35, in a global C-level marketing role, she was responsible for marketing in 28 countries; she was drinking almost two bottles of wine a night. Knowing she needed a change but unwilling to submit to a life of deprivation and stigma, Annie Grace embarked on a journey to painlessly gain control of alcohol—for her that process resulted in no longer wanting to drink. Never happier, she left her executive role to write and share This Naked Mind with the world.